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  • Oxford Uni and King’s College developing prototype for rapidly deployable ventilator

    March 20, 2020

    For immediate release An interdisciplinary team of engineers and medics is addressing ways to increase the UK’s capacity for ventilator manufacture. Engineers, anaesthetists and surgeons from the University of Oxford and King’s College London are building and testing prototypes that can be manufactured using techniques and tools available in well-equipped university and small and medium enterprise (SME) ...

  • UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is looking for organisations who can support in the supply of ventilators and ventilator components

    March 20, 2020

    The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is looking for organisations who can support in the supply of ventilators and ventilator components across the United Kingdom as part of the Government’s response to COVID-19. These questions aim to identify the suitability and readiness of organisations to be involved in the initiative. There are three ...

  • Brazil, the pandemic, the specialization of species and the globalized market

    March 19, 2020

    By Natasha Ruiz, PhD candidate,London Metropolitan University, London, UK / CTI Renato Archer, Campinas, Brazil Other Contributors: Tyler Isaac Ganzert, Student,Bento Quirino School, Campinas, Brazil In nature, some species become even more specialized and others even more generalized, especially when it comes to food and how each species puts itself with the rest of the biome. Being a specialized species, although it ...

  • The IIoT Threat Landscape: Securing Connected Industries

    March 18, 2020

    The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) provides bridges of connectedness that enable seamless IT and OT convergence. However, threat actors can cross these bridges to compromise systems. As the use of IoT extends beyond the home and goes into the vast industrial landscape, the scale of threats likewise grows. With that being said, some components of ...

  • WHO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation report – 58

    March 18, 2020

    One new country/territory/area (European Region ) has reported cases of COVID-19. Data presented in the COVID-19 Situation Reports has changed to reflect data reported as of 00:00 CET. As this is the first Situation Report with the new reporting period, there is overlap of data between Situation Report 57 and this report, thus the number of ...

  • Oxford scientists develop rapid testing technology for COVID-19

    March 18, 2020

    For immediate release University of Oxford – 18 March 2020: Scientists from the University of Oxford’s Engineering Science Department and the Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research (OSCAR) have developed a rapid testing technology for the novel corona virus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). The team, led by Prof. Zhanfeng Cui and Prof. Wei Huang, have been working to ...

  • Arab Coalition forces destroy two explosive-laden unmanned boats in the south of Red Sea

    March 17, 2020

    Naval Arab Coalition forces intercepted and destroyed two Houthi unmanned boats loaded with explosives, Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday. The boats, which were launched from Hodeidah, were trying to perform a terrorist attack in the south of Red Sea, Coalition spokesperson Turki Al-Maliki said. Houthi militants use Hodeidah to launch ballistic missiles, drones and ...

  • Combat in the cloud: Securing the $10 billion JEDI contract

    March 17, 2020

    Last October, Microsoft won the $10 billion US Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract. The 10-year agreement is part of a larger Pentagon initiative to modernize and unify its IT infrastructure, most of which still exists on technology from the 1980s and 1990s. The Microsoft decision came as a massive shock since ...

  • UK: Brother of Manchester Arena bomber guilty of 22 counts of murder

    March 17, 2020

    Hashem Abedi denied involvement, but his DNA and fingerprints were found at the flat where the explosives were made. The brother of the Manchester Arena bomber has been found guilty of 22 charges of murder. Hashem Abedi, 22, conspired with his brother Salman Abedi, who killed himself and 22 others when he detonated a bomb at an ...

  • Oxford University infectious disease experts provide evidence for a coronavirus mobile app for instant contact tracing

    March 17, 2020

    For Immediate Release Oxford University – 17 March 2020: A team of medical research and bioethics experts at Oxford University are supporting several European governments to explore the feasibility of a coronavirus mobile app for instant contact tracing. If rapidly and widely deployed, the infectious disease experts believe such an app could significantly help to contain ...

  • Hackers attacked a US health agency’s computer system in an attempt to slow down its COVID-19 response

    March 16, 2020

    As the US ramps up its response to the spread of COVID-19, the Health and Human Services Department was hit with a cyberattack, according to a new report from Bloomberg. Citing three unnamed sources familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reported that the cyberattack aimed to slow down HHS computer systems Sunday night, but were unsuccessful in ...

  • Coronavirus-themed phishing attacks and hacking campaigns are on the rise

    March 16, 2020

    The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is warning that criminals are looking to exploit the spread of coronavirus to conduct cyberattacks and hacking campaigns. Experts at the NCSC – the cyber arm of GCHQ – have spotted a range of scams and cyber threats that look to take advantage of COVID-19 for their own malicious ends. Attacks include phishing attacks, credential theft, ...


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